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"The Mind Inside the Madness," by Dana Kennedy. The New York Times, 21 April 2002.

The article previews "American Experience: A Brilliant Madness,"" a PBSdocumentary by Mark Samuels and Randall MacLowry on the life of NobelPrize-winning mathematician and schizophrenic John Nash. The reviewnotes that the documentary includes appearances on camera by Nashhimself, Nash's wife and sister, and his former colleagues fromPrinceton and M.I.T. The documentary aired late April and early May onvarious PBS TV stations.

--- Annette Emerson